BWF Topics

Maternal Death and the United States {Birth Without Fear}

February 20, 2014

Maternal Death – the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. (WHO) This is a subject no one really […]

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I Am Strong by Ariana {Birth Without Fear}

February 17, 2014

I am strong because I lost my first baby in April 2011 when I had a miscarriage at the age of 18. I am strong because when I lost my baby I was living in Belgium with only my boyfriend to support me. I am strong because 2 months after losing my baby I was […]

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Quick Hospital Birth with Gorgeous Photos {Birth Without Fear}

February 4, 2014

I was not expecting to have our rainbow baby that day, but I wanted to see if things were progressing after hanging out at 3-4 cm for about two weeks and on and off contractions throughout the night. I knew I needed at least one dose of antibiotics and I didn’t want to go too […]

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A First Time Mom’s Hospital Birth Without Fear

February 4, 2014

Before we even started trying for a baby, I was reading birth stories. I’ve always been obsessed with babies and that naturally progressed into an obsession with all things birth. After reading every single birth story that Birth Without Fear had to offer, I came away feeling extremely informed and excited to see how my […]

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Awesome Waterbirth {HBAC Birth Without Fear}

February 3, 2014

“My sweet man will be a year old tomorrow so I wanted to share my story and pictures. I wrote this a couple of weeks after his birth and never could have realized how much this baby would change and bless our family. We’ve come a long way in our almost 15 years of marriage. […]

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Prepping for Your Home Birth Without Fear {The Ultimate List}

January 28, 2014

One of the most common questions about homebirth from those considering it is, “What do you need?” While the list of supplies varies from midwife to midwife, there are some basic things that almost everyone is going to need to gather in preparation for the birth. There will also be things you will (probably) want […]

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My Twins a Birth and Post Partum Story {Birth Without Fear}

January 25, 2014

My name is Kayla, I’m 22 and these are my twin boys, Braxtyn and Blaize. I found out at 8 weeks I was pregnant with twins, which I was overjoyed about as I’d always wanted twins! I had some spotting at around 16 weeks, but ultrasounds and blood tests showed up all normal, and we found […]

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I Am Strong {Forgiveness Made a Marriage Stronger}

January 22, 2014

I am strong because a month after I got married I became pregnant with my second child. I am strong because a month after I found out I was pregnant I found out my new husband had cheated on me, had a one night stand and impregnated the “other woman”. I am strong because despite […]

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A Birth Story of Twins {IVF}

January 21, 2014

My husband and I had to conceive our twins through IVF. They are fraternal boys. I knew from the start I wanted a natural birth, with no epidural and every day just prayed they would stay in the right position to allow for it. I had smooth sailing until about 19 weeks and by 20 […]

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A Difficult Birth {Painful, Unsupportive Midwives and a Retained Placenta}

January 19, 2014

At 41 weeks I went in for my checkup and to schedule to be induced, or so I thought. I was told to go home after sitting there for half an hour with a fetal heart monitor on because my baby was in a posterior position. This was the 3rd due date they had given […]

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